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Digitaria pauciflora Hitchc.
Twospike crabgrass, Everglades crabgrass, Florida pineland crabgrass

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to South Florida.

NatureServe Global Status: Critically Imperiled

United States Federal Status: Proposed Threatened

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For a current review of D. pauciflora throughout its range, see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Species Profile.

See also, IRC’s report Vascular plant species of management concern in Everglades National Park (Gann 2015), page 142.


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Digitaria pauciflora
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park

Other data on Digitaria pauciflora available from :
Institute for Regional Conservation
IRC Species Account
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Digitaria pauciflora has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated


Digitaria pauciflora has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native


Digitaria pauciflora has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Marl Prairie
Pine Rockland


All Images:

Digitaria pauciflora
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park
Digitaria pauciflora
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 24 May 2013
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park

Digitaria pauciflora
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 16 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park
Digitaria pauciflora
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 24 May 2013
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park

Digitaria pauciflora
Copyright by: James J. Lange, 20 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park
Digitaria pauciflora
Copyright by: James J. Lange, 20 March 2015
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park

Digitaria pauciflora
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 24 May 2013
In habitat, Long Pine Key, Everglades National Park
Digitaria pauciflora
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley, 25 May 2003
In habitat, Big Cypress National Preserve